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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621681
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
N/A
Research Approach:
N/A
Title:
Palliative Care and the Nurse's Role
Author(s):
Bressler, Toby; Hagan, Teresa L.; Xu, Jiayun
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Kappa
Author Details:
Toby Bressler, PhD, RN, OCN, Professional Experience: Toby serves as the Vice President for Oncology Nursing at the Mount Sinai Health System. Toby has published and lectures locally and nationally. In addition to her scholarship in nursing education and leadership, her interests in oncology, developing policies related to family-centered care, promotion of palliative care and pediatric palliative care. A member of the education committee for the American Nurses Association, advisory board member for schools of nursing, clinical advisor and mentor for graduate nursing students, and an abstract reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau-Virginia Henderson Library. Nursing is Toby’s second career after a decade in early childhood education. A Fellow of the NY Academy of Medicine and is serving as a Jonas Policy Scholar with the American Academy of Nursing. Author Summary: Toby is the Vice President of Oncology Nursing for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, where she leads oncology nursing, and the professional development of nurses and nursing practice through research, education and scholarship. Chair of American Nurses Association education committee, Fellow in the NY Academy of Medicine, and an American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar. She has received awards for exemplary leadership, academic excellence, community service.
Abstract:

Background:

Palliative care refers to interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and alleviating suffering across the continuum of a patient’s illness. Palliative care is crucial in clinical management and helps patients and families dealing with disease related symptoms and psychological implications. Given their focus on providing patient and family centered healthcare, nurses are often the first to recognize the need for palliative care that is consistent with nursing standards and code of ethicsThe nurse’s role as a generalist in palliative care has been growing, and yet has not been fully defined.

Purpose:

This review of the literature will discuss from a global perspective the evidence supporting the nurse’s role in palliative care as a strategy to address the needs of patients and their families.

Methods:

We searched electronic databases for relevant articles reporting the nurse’s role in palliative care. We searched PubMed, CINAHL, and EBSCO electronic databases for relevant articles reporting the nurse’s role in palliative care. We found 37 articles that fit our search criteria and thoroughly reviewed these manuscripts. From these articles, we extracted the common elements of palliative care in nursing and successful interventions and trainings.

Results:

The main areas in which nurses globally implemented palliative care was in their roles as (1) health care leaders, (2) patient and family advocates; and (3) expert communicators with patients, families, and other members of the health care system. Although it is clear that nurses are well positioned to provide palliative care to patients and families, it is unclear what types of resources as the institutional and administrative level are available for nurses to be supported when providing palliative care. While a few nurse-led interventions demonstrated significant outcomes on patients’ quality of life and improved end of life care, the overall lack of clinical trials and evidence-based protocols remains a glaring area of need within nursing research and evidence based care. Nurses provide palliative care across all levels of the health care system, however few studies have systematically tested the results of nurse led palliative care.

Conclusion:

To expand the influence nurses have in palliative care, future quality improvement and research projects should consider documenting and examining the impact of palliative care delivered by nurses. There is a paucity in the literature of nurse led palliative care research. Globally, the nurse’s role as a generalist in palliative care has been growing, and yet has not been fully defined.

Target Audience: The target audience is clinical nurses, nurse leaders, administrators, educators and nursing students.

Keywords:
acute, chronic and critical illness; organizational and workforce issues; palliative and end of life care
Repository Posting Date:
6-Jul-2017
Date of Publication:
6-Jul-2017
Other Identifiers:
INRC17PST566
Conference Date:
2017
Conference Name:
28th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Description:
Event Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarship
Note:
Item was accepted for presentation at the 2017 International Nursing Research Congress, but was not presented at the event.

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dc.titlePalliative Care and the Nurse's Roleen_US
dc.contributor.authorBressler, Tobyen
dc.contributor.authorHagan, Teresa L.en
dc.contributor.authorXu, Jiayunen
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Kappaen
dc.author.detailsToby Bressler, PhD, RN, OCN, Professional Experience: Toby serves as the Vice President for Oncology Nursing at the Mount Sinai Health System. Toby has published and lectures locally and nationally. In addition to her scholarship in nursing education and leadership, her interests in oncology, developing policies related to family-centered care, promotion of palliative care and pediatric palliative care. A member of the education committee for the American Nurses Association, advisory board member for schools of nursing, clinical advisor and mentor for graduate nursing students, and an abstract reviewer for Sigma Theta Tau-Virginia Henderson Library. Nursing is Toby’s second career after a decade in early childhood education. A Fellow of the NY Academy of Medicine and is serving as a Jonas Policy Scholar with the American Academy of Nursing. Author Summary: Toby is the Vice President of Oncology Nursing for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, where she leads oncology nursing, and the professional development of nurses and nursing practice through research, education and scholarship. Chair of American Nurses Association education committee, Fellow in the NY Academy of Medicine, and an American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar. She has received awards for exemplary leadership, academic excellence, community service.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621681-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Background:</strong></p> <p>Palliative care refers to interdisciplinary patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and alleviating suffering across the continuum of a patient’s illness. Palliative care is crucial in clinical management and helps patients and families dealing with disease related symptoms and psychological implications. Given their focus on providing patient and family centered healthcare, nurses are often the first to recognize the need for palliative care that is consistent with nursing standards and code of ethics<strong>. </strong>The nurse’s role as a generalist in palliative care has been growing, and yet has not been fully defined.</p> <p><strong>Purpose:</strong></p> <p>This review of the literature will discuss from a global perspective the evidence supporting the nurse’s role in palliative care as a strategy to address the needs of patients and their families.</p> <p><strong>Methods:</strong></p> <p>We searched electronic databases for relevant articles reporting the nurse’s role in palliative care. We searched PubMed, CINAHL, and EBSCO electronic databases for relevant articles reporting the nurse’s role in palliative care. We found 37 articles that fit our search criteria and thoroughly reviewed these manuscripts. From these articles, we extracted the common elements of palliative care in nursing and successful interventions and trainings.</p> <p><strong>Results:</strong></p> <p>The main areas in which nurses globally implemented palliative care was in their roles as (1) health care leaders, (2) patient and family advocates; and (3) expert communicators with patients, families, and other members of the health care system. Although it is clear that nurses are well positioned to provide palliative care to patients and families, it is unclear what types of resources as the institutional and administrative level are available for nurses to be supported when providing palliative care. While a few nurse-led interventions demonstrated significant outcomes on patients’ quality of life and improved end of life care, the overall lack of clinical trials and evidence-based protocols remains a glaring area of need within nursing research and evidence based care. Nurses provide palliative care across all levels of the health care system, however few studies have systematically tested the results of nurse led palliative care.</p> <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong></p> <p>To expand the influence nurses have in palliative care, future quality improvement and research projects should consider documenting and examining the impact of palliative care delivered by nurses. There is a paucity in the literature of nurse led palliative care research. Globally, the nurse’s role as a generalist in palliative care has been growing, and yet has not been fully defined.</p> <p><strong>Target Audience:</strong> The target audience is clinical nurses, nurse leaders, administrators, educators and nursing students.</p>en
dc.subjectacute, chronic and critical illnessen
dc.subjectorganizational and workforce issuesen
dc.subjectpalliative and end of life careen
dc.date.available2017-07-06T15:12:00Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-06-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-06T15:12:00Z-
dc.conference.date2017en
dc.conference.name28th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau Internationalen
dc.conference.locationDublin, Irelanden
dc.descriptionEvent Theme: Influencing Global Health Through the Advancement of Nursing Scholarshipen
dc.description.noteItem was accepted for presentation at the 2017 International Nursing Research Congress, but was not presented at the event.-
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